Bedbugs on the bus

One would think bed bugs can only be found crawling around in mattresses.

Apparently not.

Yes, you can catch bedbugs from anywhere. Despite their name, bedbugs aren’t actually limited to beds and can live anywhere that’s soft, warm, and which has a regular food supply. While this means our beds are the perfect home for them as we sleep in them every day, bedbugs are resilient and can make a home on the sofa, in the carpet, in furniture showrooms, and on public transport.

A lot of people equate bedbugs with poor maintenance. That’s not true! Some of the best-kept homes, hotels…even buses… have had to deal with these parasites.

Buses, trains, and even taxis are ideal for bedbugs as they’re warm and sheltered, with a steady supply of food (that’s us!) coming and going all day long. As bedbugs need blood meals before they can lay eggs, they can rapidly infest seats on public transport and, on occasion, whole buses and train carriages.

About the size of an apple seed, bedbugs hide in the cracks and crevices of beds, box springs, headboards, bed frames and any other objects around a bed. The risk of encountering bedbugs increases if you spend time in places with high turnovers of nighttime guests — such as hotels, hospitals or homeless shelters.

KSRTC fights bedbugs in its non-AC buses too

Christin Mathew Philip | TNN | Updated: Nov 8, 2019

BENGALURU: After air-conditioned (AC) premium buses, the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has begun treating bedbug-infested non-AC buses in its fleet.

Earlier, KSRTC had been fumigating only AC buses, but now the corporation has decided to extend it to Karnataka Sarige services as well. The move came after some passengers from non-AC buses complained about begbugs. Central Warehouse Corporation has been entrusted with the job of removing the bugs.

Video shows alleged bed bugs on SEPTA bus

A woman says she was on Bus 26 going to Torresdale Ave. when she was bitten.

By Anna │September 5, 2018

SEPTA officials are investigating after two unsettling videos emerged this week, depicting several brown bugs crawling over the fabric on the back of a bus seat.

One video was posted online Wednesday afternoon by Crystal Lopez, who says she was on SEPTA bus 26 to Torresdale Avenue Tuesday when she was bitten by what she believes are bed bugs. Lopez said she had her arm draped over the back of the seat when she suddenly felt a burning sensation. When she moved her arm, she saw the bites—and the bugs.

“There were over 1,000,” Lopez estimated, adding, “They were coming out of the cracks in the seat. It was a lot.”

So I would like to share with everyone what I experienced on the #26 #septabus yesterday this is disgusting this goes to show that septa is not clean you know how many people I’m sure took bed bugs home with them yesterday this is unacceptable I definitely made a complaint to the septa supervisor

Lopez quickly told the driver, who pulled the bus over and ordered everyone off.

To get rid of this menace, authorities seem to be spending a lot of money on bedbug control and eradication methods, but nothing seems to be effective enough.

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Termirepel™ masterbatch can be incorporated into polymeric applications like seating cushion, water pipes, wires, cables, polymeric equipment, etc. This would result in the final application being insect repellent.

Termirepel™ liquid concentrate can be mixed in paints in a pre-determined ratio and be applied to the interior and exterior of the buses, depots, washrooms, canteens, etc. to repel bedbugs and other insects from the area required as per need.

Termirepel™ an insect repellent spray is an easy to use product and compatible with most of the surfaces. A bedbug repellent spray is available which can be diluted in water and can be sprayed later as per need to repel the bugs.

Termirepel™ lacquer can be directly applied to the already installed application such as seats, wires and cables, etc. The lacquer is compatible with most of the surfaces like metal, concrete, polymer, ceramic, etc.

Termirepel™ wood polish additive can be mixed with wood polish and then applied on wooden articles and objects to protect them from insect attack.

Termirepel™ is RoHS, RoHS2, RoHS3, APVMA, NEA, EU BPR compliant and FIFRA exempted.

Hence by using Termirepel™, you can get rid of the bedbugs and other insects.

Contact us at technical.marketing@ctechcorporation.com if you’re facing problems with bedbugs and get the best remedies to combat the pest menace.

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Bedbugs- an unwelcomed air passenger

We have heard a number of times that there is bedbug infestation in house, hotels, ships, railways, etc. But bedbugs in flights occurred recently- surprised! But it’s true that the bedbugs have been reported in planes and they are flying in first class.

One more new thing that we need to worry about while traveling in the plane & i.e. bedbugs proved that humans cannot defeat them in the sky as well. Bedbug on airplanes doesn’t get the same media attention as bedbugs in hotels, hospitals, and railways.

It’s not just a plane you have to worry about, bedbugs found in every transport system nowadays. Whenever you are traveling to the plane and spot a bedbug around you, give an instant alert to flight attendants so that they could take possible action against bedbugs. Passengers make sure that they should not bring bedbugs to their homes as it may be a great threat to their homes.

Bedbugs can make their own way by scrawling one passenger luggage to others. Then bedbugs slowly scrawl out and hide in the corners of the seat and enjoy a free inflight meal of your sweet blood in the air. So before seating to plane a proper visual inspection must be done and if you find tiny red and a black spot at seat be sure of bedbug waiting to welcome you on board.

Here are some news articles reported for bedbugs’ infestation in the plane.

Shocking: Air Transat Flight Evacuated As Insects Fall From Above

By Joanna Bailey June 28, 2019

An Air Transat plane had to cancel its journey between London and Vancouver due to an insect infestation. Passengers reported bugs an inch long were falling from overhead lockers as they prepared to take off. As a result, the trip was delayed 24 hours so that the aircraft could be fumigated.

Passengers on an Air Transat flight screamed in terror! Photo: Air Transat

Passengers were apparently left ‘screaming in terror’ on an Air Transat flight from Gatwick this week, as cockroach like bugs tumbled onto their heads. Apparently falling from overhead lockers, the ‘brown beetles with wings’ were seen scurrying along the aisle as flight attendants attempted to squash them.

What happened?

Air Transat flight TS177 was due to depart from London Gatwick on Wednesday 26th June, heading to Vancouver in Canada. Passengers boarded the Airbus A330, registered C-GGTS, on time and were taking their seats when bugs began falling from overhead lockers onto their heads and laps. A passenger, Jenna Sullivan, told the Mail about her experience

Airplane crew refused to fly due to bedbug infestation

By Stephen Moyes, January 14, 2018

Getty Images

British Airways had to ground a jet after the cabin crew refused to fly on it due to a bedbug infestation.

They walked out minutes before take-off and were beyond their working hours when a replacement plane was found.

The flight to Ghana eventually left Heathrow four hours late.

It is the latest bedbug embarrassment to hit BA in recent months — amid protests that cheap cleaning contractors are not doing a proper job preparing jets for flights.

BA has been battling to restore its reputation after being accused of poor customer service and cutting perks.

A BA source said: “The cabin crew saw bedbugs crawling over the seats — visible to the naked eye.

“They said it was unacceptable to work on that aircraft.”

The Sun can also reveal crew frequently complain of bedbugs on the route to Las Vegas.

BA said it immediately took its jet out of service once the problem was raised.

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Termirepel™ is available in the form of a spray, liquid concentrate, lacquer, wood polish additive, and masterbatch.

Termirepel™ masterbatch can be incorporated into polymeric applications like wires, cables, aircraft seats, other polymeric equipment, etc. This would result in the final application being insect repellent.

Termirepel™ liquid concentrate can be mixed in paints in a pre-determined ratio and be applied to the interior and exterior of the airplanes, at the airport, luggage section, crew member rooms and restrooms, etc. to repel bedbugs and other insects from the area required as per need.

Termirepel™ an insect repellent spray is easy to use the product and compatible with most of the surfaces. Bedbug repellent spray can be applied to couches, aircraft seats, etc.

Termirepel™ lacquer can be directly applied to the already installed application such as food trolleys, metallic kitchen surfaces, furniture, wooden articles, wires and cables. The lacquer is compatible with most of the surfaces like metal, concrete, polymer, ceramic, etc.

Termirepel™ wood polish additive can be mixed with wood polish and then applied on wooden articles and objects to protect them from insect attack.

Our product is RoHS, RoHS2, RoHS3 APVMA, NEA, EU BPR compliant and FIFRA exempted.

Hence by using Termirepel™, you can get rid of the bedbugs and other insects.

Contact us at technical.marketing@ctechcorporation.com if you’re facing problems with bedbugs and get the best remedies to combat the pest menace.

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Bedbugs- a threat to human life

Bedbugs are small, oval, brownish insects that live on the blood of the animals and humans usually at night. Adult bedbugs have flat bodies and have the size of an apple seed. After feeding their bodies swell and are a reddish color. Bedbugs don’t fly but move instantly over floor and walls. Female bedbugs lay hundreds of eggs size of a speck of dust over a lifetime.

Immature or undeveloped bedbugs shed skin five times before reaching the maturity and required a feed as blood before shedding. Under favorable conditions, they can develop in a month and produce three or more generations every year. Bedbugs are mainly active at night and bite humans when they are sleeping. They feed blood through their elongated beak and generally feed blood 3-10 minutes and crawl away.

Sometimes bites of bedbugs are painless at first but later on, leads to itchy sensation. Flea bites generally around ankles and bedbugs are anywhere on exposed skin and their bites have red spots, unlike flea bites, do.

Infestation sign

Once you wake up with itchy sensation in the skin then it may be bedbugs in your bed, and in used furniture around when it bites. Other signs are,

  • Bloodstains on pillows or even on bedsheets.
  • The dark spot of bedbugs on bed sheets and mattresses and even on walls.
  • Their a fecal spot, eggshell and shed skins in areas where bedbugs hide.
  • A bad odor or unpleasant smell from the bedbug’s scent gland.

Bedbugs can attach to clothing so always check the area around the bed like inside bookshelf, books, electronic devices, carpet even closet as well.

Bedbug bites to humans

Bedbugs discovered at Penn Middle School in Penn Township

By Patrick Varine   | Wednesday, October 16, 2019

AP PHOTO/ALEX BRANDON

Bedbugs are seen in a container from the lab at the National Pest Management Association, during the National Bed Bug Summit in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Bedbugs have been found at Penn Middle School in the Penn-Trafford School District.

District officials alerted parents Wednesday that a student was found with bedbugs on their body. No additional bugs were found in the student’s belongings.

When a professional exterminator and the district’s maintenance director began searching classrooms frequented by the student, no additional evidence of an infestation was found.

District officials said the exterminator will install monitoring traps, and if there are any signs of an infestation, the district will move toward a large-scale eradication.

“We will be monitoring this situation closely and consulting with the Department of Health,” Penn Middle Principal Jim Simpson said a news release.

Bedbugs feed on human blood, and are usually active at night when people are sleeping. Adults have flat, rusty red-colored bodies that swell and become brighter red when they feed. They are about the size of an apple seed.

Their presence is not associated with the cleanliness of a particular location, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Bites from a bedbug are initially painless but turn to large, itchy welts after a day or so. Their presence can also be detected through the rusty red, blood-filled fecal matter they excrete on mattresses or other furniture.

Federal workers back in office after bed bug infestation

Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2019

OTTAWA – Federal workers who had been forced to work from home after a bed bug infestation were mostly back in the office Tuesday.

Last week, hundreds of employees stayed out of the building on Cremazie in Gatineau because of the infestation. They work for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

On Tuesday the union representing the workers emailed CTV News saying that all workers were back at their work stations after the bed bug treatments.

Workers on the third floor were delayed by a couple of hours on tuesday. That floor was the last to be treated for bed bugs.

The union also said the IRCC will be testing the building regularly and checking for bed bugs in other buildings it operates.

The union says it is also offering tips to employees on how to stop the spread of bed bugs at work and in their homes.

To get the solution, why not we opt for the low hazard, low-toxic, and eco- friendly products provided by C Tech Corporation.

At C Tech Corporation, we manufacture a product named Termirepel™which is an anti-termite and insect repellent. The product works on the mechanism of repellence and does not kill the target species but repel them. The product is effective against a broad spectrum of insects and does not cause any harm to humans and other non-target species.

Termirepel™ is available in the form of a spray, liquid concentrate, lacquer, wood polish additive, and masterbatch.

Termirepel™ masterbatch can be incorporated into polymeric applications like water pipes, wires, cables, polymeric equipment, etc. This would result in the final application being insect repellent.

Termirepel™ liquid concentrate can be mixed in paints in a pre-determined ratio and be applied to the interior and exterior of the house, buildings, schools, ceilings, classrooms, staff rooms, washrooms, canteens, etc. to repel bedbugs and other insects from the area required as per need.

Termirepel™ an insect repellent spray is easy to use the product and compatible with most of the surfaces.

Termirepel™ lacquer can be directly applied to the already installed application such as furniture, wooden articles, sewage pipes, wires and cables. The lacquer is compatible with most of the surfaces like metal, concrete, polymer, ceramic, etc.

Termirepel™wood polish additive can be mixed with wood polish and then applied on wooden articles and objects to protect them from insect attack.

Our product is RoHS, RoHS2, RoHS3 APVMA, NEA, EU BPR compliant and FIFRA exempted.

Hence by using Termirepel™, you can get rid of the bedbugs and other insects.

Contact us at technical.marketing@ctechcorporation.com if you’re facing problems with bedbugs and get the best remedies to combat the pest menace.

Also, visit our websites:

http://www.ctechcorporation.com/
http://www.rodrepel.com/
http://www.termirepel.com/
http://www.combirepel.com/

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